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Hello, I’m Jennifer, the owner of The Clever Canine Training Center. I have always had a passion for animals but particularly dogs. Throughout my life I have had gerbils, hamsters, rabbits, chameleons, fish, guinea pigs, one cat, but mostly dogs. Dogs were always my companions, even in a household full of people. As a young girl, I tried to train them with the limited amounts of knowledge I could find. I’ll be honest, most were not very well trained!

Fast forward many years. My husband and I purchased a Japanese Akita. He was somewhat experienced with the breed but I was not. Because of the nature of the breed and my desire to become a dog trainer, I wanted to attend dog training school so I could learn to train him and pursue this as a career. Unfortunately, the timing just wasn’t right.

It wasn’t until a number of years later, I was finally able to attend National K-9 in Columbus, OH. I took my young poodle, Sunshine. She was the driving force behind my decision this time. She was hell on wheels and I needed help with her! I sought out a local trainer but did not want to send her away for training. Finally, the timing was perfect for me to go to dog training school and I took her along!

School was a lot of work and a lot of fun. The knowledge I gained in school gave me the foundation to begin my career as a dog trainer. I have had the opportunity to train a variety of breeds with a variety of temperaments, this has taught me more than any book could. Every dog is unique and knowing how to reach a dog is pivotal in the training process. 

I have had the pleasure of being part of a therapy dog team, running around an agility course, as well as trick training. Although we are not currently a part of a therapy dog organization, the pups enjoy visiting my Aunt and the other residents in the facility where she resides. They bring a tremendous amount of joy to those they meet.


I enjoy my relationships with dogs at work and at home. I currently live with:

George, a Standard Poodle

Sunshine, a Standard Poodle

Alister, a  Toy Poodle

Hershey, the Springer Spaniel, has since crossed the Rainbow Bridge


In our free time, you’ll find us glamping. The dogs enjoy running off leash and exploring nature. As for me, being in nature is what feeds my soul and helps me recharge. 

As a native Louisvillian, I’m sure we can find a connection somehow! Where did you go to school??

I would love to give you a FREE consultation to talk about your pup and uncover the challenges you are facing.


Are you ready to find a better way to live with your dog? Click here to schedule your FREE consultation or call 502-356-8684 or email

  • Certified Trick Dog Instructor

  • Certified Canine Conditioning Coach

  • Member of the International Association
    of Canine Professionals

  • Certificate of Achievement,
    Monks of New Skete and Marc Goldberg

  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

  • AKC Fit Dog Instructor

  • Certified in Pet First Aid and CPR

  • Certificate of Achievement, Michael Ellis, The Principles of Dog Training

  • Certificate of Achievement, STSK9 Master View Training Course

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